The book this month is The Only Way to Learn Astrology and it’s reviewed here.
Aquarius is an air sign. Where cardinal Libra can sometimes be dogmatic, where darting, mutable Gemini can chase every new shinny thought. Aquarius in fixed mode, can hold, investigate any paradigm and catch the emerging trend.
When the Sun moves into Aquarius expect the unexpected. Questions arise…
Aquarius, rules The Star card, and has in turn two planetary rulers. They are Saturn and Uranus. Saturn was featured in last month’s blog. Uranus delivers all that is random, chaotic, revolutionary. Revolving on a horizontal axis, this planet often brings progress through disruption.
Is that star quality? A bit of scientific but unconventional thinking. Inspiration that serves the community but is also free-spirited. Another thought, here.
The Goddess Nuit, great creatrix in the heavens, pours heavenly waters from inexhaustible vessels.
Venus in Aquarius – The Lord of Defeat.
Looks like a scene after a dust-up, doesn’t it? A disagreement became a conflict, which then involved violent use of weapons.
This card has a theatre reference in the picture. See the horizontal line behind the figure in the distance? It indicates a front-cloth. And the actors are playing a scene downstage of it. If the cloth were to fly out we’d see that we’re really in the great theatre of life. And then what?
What if we could resolve our disputes with a bit of storytelling. Some acting, even?
Mercury in Aquarius – The Lord of Earned Victory
The very middle of the sign. The second decan (period of ten days).
Journeys. Back and forth between realms. Exchange of information. The Planet Mercury facilitates travel, and therefore new understanding, reception of new influence. What is the victory and how difficult was it to earn it?
In life’s struggle which victories are the ones worth striving for? And what about the great journey that everyone who ever lived or ever shall, has already or must one day, take? As Tolstoy said, “… the truth of that, each of us will very soon know.”
Pamela Coleman-Smith who painted the pictures in this deck, worked as a theatrical designer.
The Moon in Aquarius – The Lord of Unstable Effort
The trickster tip-toes away from the encampment. Is this stealth to avert the discovery of a theft? Or is the trickster simply reclaiming a neglected debt? And what time of day is it, is this enterprise observed? If so by whom?
See that horizontal line? Theatre reference again?
“… that this huge stage presenteth naught but shows, whereon the stars in secret influence, comment.”
Shakespeare, sonnet 15.